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Match preview: Owls v Brentford

21 October 2020

The Owls will be looking to build on that excellent away day on Saturday at Birmingham when we face Brentford this evening at Hillsborough.

Garry Monk’s side produced a dominant display against the Blues to return with three crucial points.

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Wednesday now have back to back games at Hillsborough with the Bees first up tonight, followed by Luton on Saturday.

Brentford have posted two wins, two defeats and one draw from their five Championship games this season.

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Thomas Frank’s side most recently defeated Coventry 2-0 last weekend with in-form striker Ivan Toney hitting a brace. The striker has scored five times in his previous three games.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game;

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Wednesday 21 October
- Kick-off, 7.45pm
- Championship
- Hillsborough

Referee - Darren Bond
Assistant referee - Nik Barnard
Assistant referee - Akil Howson
Fourth Official - John Brooks

Live broadcast

Supporters should note that as the Brentford game is televised by Sky Sports and there is no standard iFollow coverage.

Audio match passes remain available via iFollow.

TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Izzy Brown will be pushing for a return to the side having missed the Owls’ last two outings through a minor injury but has now returned to training.

Tom Lees (groin) and Liam Shaw (ankle) are unlikely to be available for selection. The game could come a tad too soon for Dominic Iorfa (hamstring).

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Loan duo Aden Flint and Jack Marriott could make their first appearances at Hillsborough for Wednesday.

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Brentford: Emiliano Marcondes and Ivan Toney suffered minor knocks and left the action early on Saturday as they defeated Coventry 2-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Frank confirmed after the game the pair received contact injuries but both are expected to be involved at Hillsborough.

Ahead of a busy schedule, Franks said: “It won’t be squad rotation, and not 90 minutes for specific players, but something in between and hopefully some early subs. I have told the squad that everyone will need to be ready and I trust them when they need to step in.”

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Owls boss ahead of Brentford: “The importance of performing is on everyone, whether you’re a young lad making your debut or a senior lad that has played 300 or 400 games, because of the situation we’re in. Normally, as a manager, you’d let certain things ride and you’d let them go through them for a period. We don’t have that luxury as much this season, we have to get as many points as possible.”

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Brentford manager Thomas Frank said: "I feel there is more to come from the team. We are on a good path, but I expect there is more to come from us when we get the engine going. I am fairly pleased with the performances, but I want more. I have the biggest respect for Sheffield Wednesday. I think they are one of the strongest teams in the division. Five games, only one loss, three goals conceded; they look very solid.”

LAST FIVE V BRENTFORD

Brentford 5-0 Owls - 7 March 2020 - Championship
Owls 2-1 Brentford - 7 December 2019 - Championship
Owls 2-0 Brentford - 26 February 2019 - Championship
Brentford 2-0 Owls - 19 August 2018 - Championship
Brentford 2-0 Owls - 30 December 2017 - Championship


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